Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma

Happy Birthday Grandma! Morgan was so proud of the card she made Grandma for her birthday. To celebrate we all went out to eat dinner at Ruby's Dinner tonight. What a great night.

So excited we had to wait outside for Grandma.

Picked a flower for Grandma.

Yummy Dinner. Morgan loves watching the train go round and round.

Playing at the Park.

A Rainy Day Activity

A Liquid or A Solid? Or Something Else?

Morgan loves playing in the kitchen, so today we turned off the cartoons and tried an experiment. All you need is Cornstarch and water. Morgan mixed the ingredients together, added her color of choice (Blue) and... PRESTO! She could not beleive her eyes and could not stop playing with the funny mixture. It looked and acts like a liquid but as soon as she touch it, it was solid. A fun and easy indoor activity.

What you need:
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ABOUT 1/2 cup water
  • food coloring


  • Empty 1 cup of cornstarch into a large bowl.
  • Stir while you add water SLOWLY -- don't add all of it if you don't need to.
    • You need the consistency of thick pancake batter and better to add too little water than too much.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring.
  • Stick your hands in the mixture and play in it.
    • What does it feels like?
    • What happens when you try to roll some into a ball and then leave it alone?
    • Pour the water into another bowl or pie plate
    • smack it with your hand

What Happened: When we talk about "states" of matter, we usually talk about the three types: solid (like a rock), liquid (like water) and gas (like the air we breath).A mixture of cornstarch and water make what is known as a suspension. When you squeeze a Cornstarch Suspension it really feels like a solid because its molecules line up. But it looks like a liquid and acts like a liquid when no one is pressing on it because the molecules relax. This is another state of matter, called a suspension (It can act like a liquid, or, when pressed like a solid.).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yo Ho Ho, it's a Pirate's Life for Me!

Shiver me timbers! It's Captain Morgan & her First Mate Alexander.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Little Sweet Potato

Morgan is sure a mommy's little helper. She was watching a movie when she overheard that I was going to feed Alexander for the first time. She came running over, yelling, "I help, I help feed Bubba". So we picked some Sweet Potato to start. Why not? Alex did great, although I'm not sure exactly how much he actually ate. But he seemed to do OK with it all. Morgan needs to learn to be a little more careful with the spoon but Alex survived. He is officially eating solid food now. Way to go Alexander and good work Big Sis.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And we are back online.

The Google team emailed me today...

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experienced.The issue you described should
now be resolved.

Friday, August 6, 2010

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

For Morgan...





Look the center of the Tootsie Roll Pop!

I did it!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How do you know when your baby's bathtub is too small for your baby?

1. Baby's feet hang out of the tub.

2. Baby's head is over the top of the tub

3. Baby can turn off and on the water by himself

4. There is more water is on the floor than in the bathtub.

Yep. I think it's time to move on to the big boy tub.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mr. Johnny Jumper

Alexander Clark will be 16 weeks tomorrow and is the happiest little BIG guy. His face lights up when you look at him. He has the biggest smile and love to laugh and talk. It's the cutest thing. Morgan did not smiled much as a baby, so it's extra special to see Alex grinning from ear to ear whenever you look at him. Also, Alex cried a lot as a newborn so we are so happy to see him grow out that. He has such a loving personality and the sweetest eyes and... only 16 weeks.

He his new thing is the Johnny Jumper, that a friend let us borrow. He jumps a little but mostly he runs around in circles smiling and laughing. His smiles and laughs makes up for all the sleepless nights.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GRAND I AM.. as a WHALE that is

Today was a momentous day. At 15 weeks, Alexander floated around in Beaver Lake for the first time. He loved the water. He sat up in his baby floaty and scooted around as if he had been doing it all summer. He loved the freedom of being able to walk around or maybe he just liked being in the nude. Morgan and Alex even played a little game of bumper boats. It looks like we might have another water baby on our hands.
After their evening swim both kids had a date with Mr. Bubbles. It was Morgan and Alex's first bath together. Bye bye baby tub, hello master bath. I think these two will be good friends if I can get Morgan to stop feeding Alex sand! Yikes, Morgan gave him a mouthful today. PS Thank you Grandma Clark for all your help tonight.

Earlier in the day... This sand is about to go straight into Alex's Mouth. Thanks big sister.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Precious Moments

I’m feeling overwhelmed these days. The lack of sleep and the demands of a new born baby and a two-year-old is catching up with me. I'm so use-to doing what I want, when I want it. Being a new mom again is a reality check. There are no more quick trips to the grocery store, relaxing play dates, long drives in the car, afternoon naps for mom, sit-down dinners or longs talks in the phone. But as hard and difficult as this time is, I have to remind myself how precious each moment is and how fast it will go. Exhausted from the week and with a pounding headache, I canceled my afternoon plans with my sister and I tried to relax and be in the moment, with no expectations or goals for the rest of the day. Morgan was asleep so I took some Tylenol and managed to get a short cat nap with Alex before Morgan was up. After nap, I was happy to see a little sunshine. So we put our shoes and went down to play at the lake. Here are a few of our precious moments from the afternoon. I didn't even mind when Collin texted to say he had to work late.